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Where to Buy Cronuts in Manila


If there’s one thing we love about the widespread use of social media in the country today, it’s got to be how the hottest, latest and yummiest trends from all over the world quickly become all the craze here in the Philippines. The most recent fad has to do with the sweet, flaky goodness of Cronuts™. And if you’re yearning to know where to buy cronuts here in the Philippines, read on.

Cronuts by Chef Dominique Ansel

Photo from Dominique Ansel Bakery

If you haven’t heard of these delightful pastries yet (have you been living under a rock? :D), Cronuts are made with a special laminated dough closely similar to croissant dough, and fried like donuts (originally in grapeseed oil), filled in with cream, then rolled in sugar and glazed or topped with frosting. The original cronut is a creation of Chef Dominique Ansel who owns a bakery in New York and if you check their website, his cronut recipe requires a more complex method, which is why it took him 2 months and 10 tries to finally perfect the recipe that will enable him to fry the laminated / croissant dough without it breaking apart.

Chef Dominique Ansel - Cronuts

Photo from Crains New York

Wildflour Cafe Cronuts Croissant DonutsSince he launched the cronuts in May this year, everyone seemed to be clamoring for a taste and this quickly spread all over the world (with people lining up for hours and some even paying as much as $100 for one cronut), and has finally reached the Philippines last month through Wildflour Cafe + Bakery. Thankfully, I haven’t seen anyone who’s too obsessed with these pastries yet here in Manila.

I first heard about the cronuts when I saw all the tweets about it on my work Twitter account (I have social media clients based in NYC). I asked Ken if he can make them at home. He said it’s not an easy task to make such an intricate pastry. But, he said he’ll try to make his own version at home. We’ll see. ;)

Anyway, between the two of us, Ken’s the only one who has tried Wildflour’s cronut. He loved it, but he’s not as enamored as everyone seems to be. Still, he said, there’s no doubt it’s a beautiful creation, which is why I cannot wait to have a taste. We’re now on a quest to find out which cronuts are the best, so I listed down all the restaurants and pastry shops here in the Philippines that are serving these croissant-doughnut hybrids. If you know of other places we haven’t added yet, let us know. :)

 

Where to Buy Cronuts in Metro Manila

Note: The photos in this post are not ours. See the photo credit links at the bottom of each photo. Those without labels were taken from the resto/store’s Facebook pages.

UPDATE: So far, we’ve tried the cronut versions of Dolcelatte and Le Coeur de France. We’ll post our reviews of them soon.

 

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery

Update (01/13/2014): Wildflour has announced that they/re no longer serving croissant-doughnut. Too bad ’cause when we had a taste of various flavors of their cronuts a few months ago, we absolutely loved them. And yeah, we haven’t blogged about them yet. :D

Hats off to Wildflour for being the first to bring cronuts – which they call croissant-donuts – here in the Philippines. They sell each cronut at Php 120 each, and they have various flavors like vanilla, strawberry, mixed berry and chocolate. From what I’ve heard, they make the best cronuts in the Metro… so far. ;)

Wildflour Cafe Croissant Donut - cronut

Photo from Melissa P

Make sure you call them first since their croissant donuts sell like… err pancakes. :D I believe you can pre-order and pay for next day pickup. Maybe we’ll try their cronuts soon after the hype dies down a little.

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery

Contact #: (02) 856-7600

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WildflourcafebakeryFortBonifacio/

 

 

Yamato Bakery Café

We love bread and pastries, so one of the many places we’re longing to visit is Yamato Bakery Cafe in Jupiter St., Makati. We found out recently that they also sell their own cronuts for Php 110-120 each.

Yamato Bakery Cafe's Cronuts

Photo from Jennie V

Just looking at this photo makes me drool. I think theirs and Wildflour’s are the most gorgeous cronuts I’ve seen so far. I can’t wait to try them! :)

Yamato Bakery Cafe

22 Jupiter St., Brgy. Bel Air, Makati

Contact #: (02) 823-0960

 

 

Breadbar by Dolcelatte

We already had a taste of their croughnuts. Check out our review of Dolcelatte’s cronuts.

They call them Croughnuts and they claim that their recipe require less oil when frying. Dolcelatte, I believe, has the widest range of cronut flavors which I’m dying to try. Price is Php 110 per cronut, and Php 660 per box of 6 (duh :D ). Dolcelatte is located at the South Triangle, Quezon Avenue in Quezon City. You need to pre-order these Croughnuts though.

Dolcelatte Raspberry Creamcheese croughnut

How to pre-order? Call 332-3407 or 0906-552-6297, and pre-order minimum is a box of 6. This should be done one day in advance. Pickup is from Monday to Saturday. You can also walk in from Monday-Saturday at 3pm. Their flavors include Custard Creamcheese, Almond Caramel, Valrhona Crunch, Blueberry Creamcheese, Lemon Meringue and a ton more. :)

Dolcelatte

1616 South Triangle, Quezon Avenue, QC

Contact #: (02) 425-0313 local 109 or 120

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dolcelatte

Twitter & Instagram: @dolcelatteph

 

 

CHATIME

Soon after Wildflour’s cronuts became a big hit, Chatime came out with their own version they call Kronuts. It’s now available all day, but they only serve this at Chatime at the Pioneer Center Supermarket in Pasig and for only Php 55 per piece.

Chatime Kronuts

CHATIME

Pioneer Center Supermarket, Pasig City

Contact #: (02) 584-7221

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chatimephilippines

Twitter: @ChatimePH

 

 

DUNKIN’ DONUTS

I was surprised to learn that Dunkin’ Donuts also came out with their own cronuts – Donut Croissant. They sell these at Php 75 each and they’re only available in select Dunkin’ Donuts stores in the Metro.

Dunkin Donuts' Donut Croissant

Photo from Spot.ph

I’m not sure which stores are selling these Donut Croissant since Dunkin’ Donuts haven’t given the details yet on their Facebook page. Update: According to Vanenie who left a comment, Dunkin Donuts stores offering these cronuts are the following: Sheridan, Rockwell, Aurora, SM Megamall, El Pueblo, Matalino St. (QC), DC SM MOA, DC McKinley, Pearl Plaza, and Marcos Highway.

If you’ve spotted their Donut Croissants somewhere, let us know. :)

DUNKIN’ DONUTS PHILIPPINES

Website: http://www.dunkindonutsphilippines.ph/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dunkin-Donuts/168451339971164

Twitter: @dunkindonutsph

 

 

Le Coeur de France

UPDATE: We already tried their croughnuts. Quick review here.

We recently learned about them and we’re glad to know they’re offering their cronuts / croughnuts at 8 branches all over the Metro, which makes it easier for us to buy them. Price is at Php 89 each.

Le Coeur de France croughnuts are baked, not fried

You can visit Le Coeur de France branches at Robinsons Galleria, SM Megamall, Shangri-La Plaza mall, Alphaland Southgate, Waltermart Makati, San Antonio Plaza Forbes Park, Times Plaza UN Avenue, and Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall.

Le Coeur de France

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeCoeurPh

Website: www.lecoeurdefrance.com

Instagram: @LeCoeurPh

 

 

Anybody Coffee

UPDATE: We already tried one of their cronutz flavors. Read our quick review here.

I found out about Anybody Coffee’s Cronutz (I knew someone would eventually use this name :D ) through a friend and I was glad to know they’re located in Trinoma, which is the second closest mall to us next to SM North Edsa.

How Anybody Coffee's Cronutz looks like sliced

Anybody Coffee sells these cronuts for Php 95 each and they also have a variety of flavors. I saw their photos on their Facebook page and they’re pretty generous with the toppings. Might be the reason why people are saying their Cronutz are too sweet.

Anybody Coffee

2/F Trinoma, Mindanao Ave, QC

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Anybody-Coffee/118845648309093

Twitter: @AnybodyCoffee

 

 

 

Cafe Jeepney at InterContinental Manila

InterContinental’s Cafe Jeepney came out with their own “hyphenated” version – cro-nuts. They offer them in these flavors: Red Velvet, Cheesecake, Dark Chocolate with Vanilla Cream, Sugar Cinnamon, and White Chocolate. I can’t wait to try their Red Velvet Cro-nuts!! :D Price is at Php 130.

InterContinental Manila's Cro-Nuts

Cafe Jeepney at InterContinental Manila

#1 Ayala Avenue, Makati City

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/InterContinentalManila

 

 

Mandarin Deli

Mandarin Oriental Manila’s version is called MO Crodo – classic croissants shaped like a donut. They sell this at Php 96 each and are available in Chocolate and Vanilla Custard.

Mandarin Deli's MO Crodo

Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Makati Avenue, Makati City

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MandarinOrientalManila

 

 

L’Entrecote Manila

L’Entrecote Manila is located at Burgos Circle at The Fort. I heard they only serve 40 pieces per day. You can order in advance.

L'Entrecote Manila's cronut

Photo from The Fruit Garden

L’Entrecote Manila

Forbes Town Center, Unit A Bellagio 2 Burgios Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

 

 

Fairmont Makati’s Cafe Macaron

Cafe Macaron of Fairmont Makati just unveiled their own version of cronuts, and they call it Doussant. Their flavors include raspberry, Valrhona Guanaja, cinnamon, honey-glazed and pistachio. They only make 200 per day, so I think it’ll be more difficult ordering from them since they just launched this, but let us know how it goes for you. You can reserve in advance, so good luck! :) They sell this at Php 149++ each at Cafe Macaron.

Fairmont Makati Doussant

Their doussants look good! :)

(Added 8/13/2013)

Cafe Macaron, Fairmont Makati

1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City
Contact #:  (02) 555-9840
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FairmontMakati

 

 

Cafe France

Cafe France calls their own version of cronuts as French donuts. They sell them for Php 99 each, and you can choose from 3 flavors: Lemon Custard, Salted Caramel and Classic Chocolate.

Cafe France's French Donut - cronut

Photo by SaraNotSarah

They have these French donuts available at these branches: Greenhills Theatre Mall, Valero, Slex SB, UN Avenue and St. Luke’s Medical Center.

Cafe France

Website: http://www.cafefrance.net
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CafeFrance

 

 

Krispy Kreme

We knew they wouldn’t be able to resist! Krispy Kreme just came out with their Krispy Kroissant, their own cronuts as part of their Baked Creations. We already tried this (read our quick review) and they sell this for Php 75 each. On their website, it says they’re making this from 10am til 2pm.

Krispy Kreme Kroissant Apple Cinnamon flavor

(Added 8/14/2013)

Krispy Kreme 

Available now Luzon-wide! :)
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/krispykremeph

 

 

The Bellevue Manila

The Bellevue Manila launched their own cronuts. They sell these for Php 100 and flavor options are Chocolate, Pistachio, Bavarian and Lemon Curd.

Bellevue Manila's Cronuts

(Added 8/15/2013)

The Bellevue Manila

Pastry Corner G/F Main Wing, North Bridgeway, Filinvest City, Alabang
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thebellevuemanila

 

 

Vikings

Vikings is now serving their own version of cronuts, but their branches have them at different times. SM MOA serves these weekday dinner and weekends. SM North Edsa, on weekends (not sure if they mean lunch and dinner).

Vikings Cronuts

(Added: 8/17/2013)

Vikings Luxury Buffet Restaurant

SM Mall of Asia – Bldg B – http://www.facebook.com/VIKINGSSMMALLOFASIA
SM North Edsa – 4/F The Block – http://www.facebook.com/VIKINGSSMNORTH

 

 

 

BRASSERIE GIROLLE

We can’t find photos of Brasserie Girolle’s cronuts yet, but we found out they’re selling them at Php 120 each.

Brasserie Girolle

G/F Fort Pointe II Building, 28th St. BGC (Formerly Pier One), Bonifacio Global City

 

 

 

Century Park Hotel Manila

Thanks to a comment poster, we learned that Century Park Hotel Manila also has their own version of cronuts which is available only this August.

Century Park Hotel cronut

Photo by Tyronicwriter (see comment)

Century Park Hotel Manila

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/centurypark.manila

 

 

BRONUTS

We weren’t supposed to continue updating this list anymore, but we just couldn’t resist it, especially seeing all the buzz surrounding these better-than-cronuts from Bronuts. Basically, they’re cronuts made by bros. ;)

We’ve been checking out the flavors they’re offering and we can’t wait to try them, especially the Super Floss, Belgian Choco, Cream Cheese and Bacon (I mean, c’mon!!) and Blueberries and Cream. We also heard these bronuts are HUGE compared to the other cronuts in the Metro.

Bronuts

(Added 11/03/2013)

Bronuts

Every Friday and weekends at Power Plant Mall’s Baker’s Dozen
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bronutsph/
I
nstagram: @BronutsPH

 

We don’t see this hype over cronuts here in the Philippines slowing down any time soon. I even think they’ll be permanently available for us to indulge in their flaky delight any time we want. Watch out for more stores and restaurants selling these soon. :)

Which of these local cronut versions have you tried? Tell us which ones you liked best!

      
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Michelle (aka Mhel / blankPixels) is a social media enthusiast and heads the Community Management team for one of the top advertising firms in the Philippines. On her free time, she's a freelance graphics designer and loves to take photos. She's the main editor of this food blog and also takes care of social media management.
  • Rene

    The best buy for the money is from Le Coeur de France. Their Caramel-Pistacchio flavor is great, I almost wished I didn’t have lunch and just had 3 orders of this,

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com Mhel Ignacio

      Mmmmm that sounds good! We’ll take note of that for our next visit. :)

  • Dainty Maligaya

    Saan po malapit ang Dolcelatte? Any landmarks?

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      It’s near Hi-Top Supermarket along Quezon Avenue. If you’re coming from EDSA. they’re on the side of McDonald’s. Enter Quezon Avenue and you should see them right away after passing Hi-Top Supermarket.

  • zes

    Im living under a rock Hahaha, Di ko alam kung ano yung cronuts lol. Mahal pala, kung yung chatime everywhere yung cronut availability, I would try it, Mura eh ….

    Meron kaya chatime GreenHills? Hmmm…

    Maam, Grapefruit ba to made?

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      Oo nga eh, too expensive.

      Chatime only sells their cronuts at their Pioneer branch eh. Di nga rin namin mapuntahan kasi ang layo. :(

      It’s not made of grapefruit. It’s made with the same dough na gamit for croissants, then shaped lang na donuts. :) Original recipe is fried sa grapeseed oil.

  • R

    Cronuts in yamato are totally thumbs down… Good thing i bought only one just to make a try

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      Aww really? We have yet to try theirs, and so far, we’ve been hearing raves about their version.

  • Dolcelatte

    Hi Mhel & Ken, thanks for including our croughnuts to your feature! It’s impossible to put into words how incredibly thankful we are for this. http://www.facebook.com/dolcelatte

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      You’re most welcome! We have a solo review coming up this week. :)

  • Tyronicwriter

    Century Park Hotel is also offering Cronuts for the month of August only for 55php only. They come in 2 flavors Chocolate and Caramel. :)

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      Thanks for the heads up, Tyronicwriter :) Will add them to the list

      • Tyronicwriter

        Thanks also for posting it! <3

        • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

          :)

  • DestronLeader

    Yes, I have been living under a rock and didn’t know about cronuts. Hahaha!

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      Hahahahahaha natawa naman ako sa comment mo. :))
      Well, now you know. :P

      • DestronLeader

        Dolcellato’s look more appetizing than the others. Don’t seem to look greasy.

        • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

          We actually got to try Dolcelatte’s today. Not greasy, not too sweet and love the flavors. :)

          We’re trying Anybody Coffee, Le Couer and Dunkin Donuts next. But looks like our favorite would be Dolcelatte’s.

  • missbisckt2002

    oh my gosh!!! i just read a post about cronuts last tuesday maybe? and i was sooo curious as to what they really are.. i’m soooo gonna try one!!! it looks soooo yuumy!! hahaha anyway, where do you recommend getting one?

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      For your first tasting, we would recommend you order from Dolcelatte. We just ordered in advance for pickup on Saturday. It’s easier ’cause you don’t have to come in and pay first then come back the next day. You just have to call them. But, you have to make sure you tell them what time you’ll pick up your orders and be there – 12 noon or 5pm – since they’ll give your orders to someone else.

      The other places kasi, you have to be there really early or go to their place pa in advance, which is hassle for us. But if you live nearby, Wildflour, Yamato, Chatime or Le Couer de France. :)

  • Vanenie

    According to Dunkin Donuts’ FB page: “Our
    branches at Sheridan, Rockwell, Aurora, SM Megamall, El Pueblo,
    Matalino St. (QC), DC SM MOA, DC McKinley, Pearl Plaza, and Marcos
    Highway are the ones currently selling the Dunkin’ Donut Croissants.”

    I tried Le Coeur de France’s Mined Berries with Cream Cheese Croughnut. Addicting! ;) super bilis lang maubos. I chanced upon it lang when I was in Alphaland Southgate at 8AM.

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      Ooh thanks for the heads up! I scoured their page and didn’t see that. :D

      We’re trying Dolcelatte this weekend, and Le Coeur de France probably the following week. We’ll try Wildflour last since theirs are the most elusive, I think.

  • http://kathrivera.com/ Kath Rivera

    Haven’t tried it yet Mhel. Pero I’ve seen a lot of Instagram photos from fashion bloggers and celebrities showcasing their cronuts. Thanks for the heads-up, will try if I can score one sa Dunkin Donuts.

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      Let me know how Dunkin Donuts’ tastes. We might be able to try them na rin kasabay nung Le Coeur de France since they both have branches at SM Megamall. :)

  • leirs

    My friends andI tried the Willdflour version..we liked it they had different variants to choose from they had Tiramisu, Dulcedeleche, Mixed Berry, Strawberry, Chocolate, Vanilla

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      Oohh dami nyo na-try na flavors. We can’t wait to dine in at Wildflour so we can try their cronuts. :)

      • leirs

        Para lang makaka bili kami nang Cronut. we wait it out in Wildflour we come at 3pm and the Cronuts will arrive at around 4pm or 5 pm and you are only allowed to purchase 3 per person. if you want more you can order today pay for it and pick it up the next day

        • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

          Aww ang tagal. Hopefully we’ll be luckier. It’s too far kasi for us to pay and reserve in advance.